The conservative Bavarian Christian Social Union (CSU) published a policy paper on Thursday demanding wholesale changes to German immigration laws, placing further pressure on the embattled Angela Merkel.

The document puts forward a raft of demands, some old some new, adding to tension between the ultra-conservative CSU and the more mainstream CDU, led by Chancellor Merkel.

It calls for an upper limit of 200,000 to the number of asylum seekers Germany accepts each year and for no one to be allowed inside Germany before they have been given a right to asylum.

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